John Green

John Green is president of Nereus Computer Consulting.

Articles by John Green
Security in Windows Environments: 4 Stories
This four-chapter Tech Advisor includes detailed information on various security challenges, from changing your security weakness into strengths; securing your desktops with Group Policy; comparisons of some of the top endpoint solutions on the market; best practices in security policy management, and more.
SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor
SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor is a mature monitoring and alerting system that offers basic SNMP monitoring and add-on modules geared toward large networks. It’s full of nuggets for your performance and diagnostic needs.
Endpoint-Protection Products 1
Compare endpoint protection products from ESET, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, and AVG to pick the right safeguard for your needs.
Types of Endpoint-Protection Products
Here's a quick review of how antivirus software, anti-rootkit-scanning tools, client firewalls, and email scanners beef up your security technology.
KBOX 1100 Systems Management Appliance
KACE Networks’ systems management appliance delivers a huge range of standard and optional features, from hardware and software inventory to patch management. We cover the highlights for you.
Our reviewer examines a preventative-maintenance tool that automates the discovery and repair of Exchange Information Store problems.
SteelEye Technology LifeKeeper Protection Suite for Windows
SteelEye’s clustering and disaster recovery solution, LifeKeeper Protection Suite for Windows, offers admirable support for both replicated and shared storage, easy configuration for both scenarios, and support for more complex failover scenarios.
Lantronix SecureLinx Spider 1
This scalable KVM-over-IP switch promises the ability to remotely manage geographically distributed IT equipment, but it comes up short in ease of use.
Continuous Data Protection - 26 Dec 2007
Compare CDP products from CA, SonicWALL, Microsoft, and TimeSpring Software to determine which is right for your environment.
GPExpert Troubleshooting Pak 1.0
GPExpert provides four tools that can reduce the time you spend troubleshooting Group Policy problems.
Astaro Security Gateway 220
The Astaro Security Gateway 220 appliance is an excellent choice for email encryption, Web filtering, firewall, VPN and other security features, in an easily configurable package.
Radmin 3.0 4
Microsoft Remote Desktop is fine for occasional use, but for heavy-duty user support, our reviewer much prefers Famatech's Radmin 3.0 remote-control utility is preferable. Replete with useful features, Radmin offers great performance and solid security.
BioPassword Enterprise Edition 3.2
BioPassword Enterprise Edition 3.2 improves network security by monitoring user biometrics: It senses how users type their passwords, then evaluates typing rhythm and cadence to make sure that only authorized users are using those passwords.
VPN Firewalls for SMBs
John Green tests and compares three VPN firewall appliances for small-to-midsized businesses. NETGEAR's ProSafe VPN Firewall 200, SonicWALL's TZ 180 Wireless, and ZyXEL's ZYWALL 5 UTM all offer stateful packet inspection and Web-based management.
NETIKUS.NET EventSentry 2.8
EventSentry 2.8 is an excellent event-log and system-health monitoring and consolidation tool that you should consider closely for your environment.
NEW: Microsoft Hyper-V Master Class with John Savill

A new Master Class with John Savill! Get 12 hours of detailed instruction covering all the key aspects of a Hyper-V based virtualization environment.

During this training attendees will learn how to:

-- Architect a Hyper-V based virtualization solution.
-- Migrate from physical and other virtualization environments.
-- Implement a private cloud solution.

Thursdays, April 17th through May 8th

Upcoming Training

Deploying Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Wednesday, April 23rd @ 11am, 1pm, 3pm ET

In a single day you will learn to deploy Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and MDT 2013. Johan Arwidmark guides you through the entire build process. You will learn about reference images, deployment of images, drivers injection, adding updates and applications and a great deal of real-world tips and tricks.

Enroll by April 29th and SAVE 15%
View All Online Training

IT/Dev Connections

Register now to get the best rates available!

Current Issue

April 2014 - The architectural components related to Hyper-V networking in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 can be confusing. Walk through all the VMM networking architectural components and how to use them.


Windows Forums

The Windows IT Pro forums are moving to! Get answers to questions, share tips, and engage with the IT professional community.